As hip-hop rose from the streets of New York to become a multibillion-dollar industry, artists such as Public Enemy and De La Soul began reusing portions of previously recorded music for their songs. But when record company lawyers got involved everything changed. Years before people started downloading and remixing music, hip-hop sampling sparked a debate about copyright, creativity, and technological change that still rages today. Featured are Clyde Stubblefield, Bobbito, Miho Natori, Steve Albini, George Clinton, De La Soul, Mark Hosler, Pete Rock, Eclectic Method, Shock G, Mix Master Mix, Saul Williams, Hank Shocklee, Mr. Len, El-P, DJ Spooky, Pam The Funkstress, Chuck D, Eyedea & Abilities, and Harry Allen.
Aesop Rock,George Clinton